fat dog?; Poetry & Parade Photo Winners; Parade DVD available; new parade pics
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Wed., April 6, 2005
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BIT O' LUV
New, All Natural 100% Beef or Chicken Liver Treats! Great for training, hiking, camping. Working dogs, guide & service dogs, police dogs, show dogs! Every dog loves Bit o' Luv Treats. Created at La Petite Ranch by a long-time resident of Southern CA. Enter your dog into the Bit o' Luv Dog of the Month contest. Winner gets free Bit o' Luv treat, plus certificate with your dog's photo and is featured as the Bit o' Luv Dog of the Month at http://www.bitoluv.com (up to 4 photos). Everyone needs a Bit o' Luv, especially your favorite pet. Thanks! Cherie@... (360) 312-1250
HAUTE DOG POETRY WINNERS' PHOTOS AND POEMS POSTED
HAUTE DOG OF THE WEEK
Visit www.HauteDogs.org to see Rosie the Bulldog's Pick of the Litter and see how you can submit your dog's photo/info for possible inclusion.
WINNER: EASTER PARADE PHOTO CONTEST
Congratulations! Photo: at right. Please contact JustinRudd@... to claim your prize.
EASTER PARADE SEEN IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
Dogs Don Bunny Ears For Easter Parade
NBC4 Columbus.com, OH - Mar 28, 2005
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- More than 400 dogs donned their best Easter bonnets Sunday to parade through the streets of Long Beach, Calif. ...
NEW EASTER PARADE DVD NOW AVAILABLE
$20. Approx. 30 minutes of doggone Easter fun! Make checks payable and mail to "Haute Dogs," 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. Or, Paypayl $20 to JustinRudd@... Please allow approx. 1 week for delivery. Order by April 30.
NEW 2005 EASTER PARADE PICS
Click for canine close-ups
Click: www.jaxandbones.com for fine pillows, collars and leads for your dog.
DOG BEACH OPEN ALL DAY IN LONG BEACH
VOTE: MOST DOG-FRIENDLY SHOPS ON2ND ST. IN BELMONT SHORE
Send your list of favorites and tell why by Friday, to JustinRudd@...
HELP JUSTIN WITH WORKERS COMP
If you sell workers comp., please contact me at JustinRudd@.... I have no employees. The City is asking that I get workers comp to teach my fitness classes on the beach. I already have liability insurance.
FREE DOG FOOD FOR A YEAR; respond by this Sat. night
If you are a nonprofit rescue or shelter and you could use Breeder's Choice dog food for one dog for a year, please have your organization's leader contact JustinRudd@... by this Sat. night. All submissions will go in a lottery drawing. DETAILS: A winner from the Haute Dog Easter Parade won a year's supply of food from Wiskers in Belmont Shore and wanted to donate the winnings to a shelter or rescue. Only the lottery winner will be contacted by e-mail early next week.
Are pets in America really overweight or obese? Does this create health problems? Studies show between 25 and 40 percent of all American household pets are overweight or obese. http://www.petplace.com/Articles/artShow.asp?artID=5429
Sat., April 16, (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) the Sultans Car Club of Long Beach is hosting the Fifth Annual Long Beach State Car Show held at Blair Field in Recreation Park. (4700 E. 10th St, Long Beach, Ca.) Spectators are admitted free. All will see "show quality" vehicles such as hot rods, classics, muscle cars, and customs. Vehicles come from all over Southern California; from San Diego to Hesperia. There will be oldies music, a BBQ, an opportunity raffle, and vendors selling nostalgic items. At 2 p.m. The Long Beach State Baseball Team will play Cal State Northridge at Blair Field.
WANTED LARGE, OLDER MALE
It is great to see folks spread the word about animals (young and old) in need of a home. Ralph was 12 (and Aldo was 10) when adopted by my friend Judy, and he had one beautiful loving year with her. Both previously had parents who had strokes, and each had a difficult time finding a new home. Fortunately, Judy found them just in time. She'll be looking for a new companion for Aldo soon. If you know of a large, older gentleman in need of a home, I could pass the info on to her. ---Laura Rainey
RADIO SHOW TO SPOTLIGHT RESCUE AND HUMANE GROUPS
During the 17 years of hosting "The Pet Show with Warren Eckstein" on Los Angeles radio, I've often thought it would be great to have a sponsored weekly feature that spotlights local rescue and humane group happenings. These are Southern California's hardest-working volunteers...often too busy saving animals to shine a light on their never-ending struggle to raise funds to save more. I'm delighted to announce that starting on "The Pet Show" Saturday, March 5th on KRLA 870AM between 11A-1P, that new feature will begin. Our email address is on the website www.thepetshow.com
TEACH CHILDREN SAFE INTERACTTION WITH DOGS
I HAVE been encountering more and more families when I am out and about with my dogs, and I have been amazed at how many children do not know how to behave when they encounter a strange dog.
DOGGIE DAY CARE IN LONG BEACH
Doggie in the Window, 4106 E. Anaheim Ave., Long Beach, $20/day or $82.50/week (5 days) or $300/month. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., includes snack, playtime, playgroups, one-on-one, toys, care for special needs appointments are required, 562/494-7085, http://www.doggieinthewindow.net
PET SUPPLIES, GROOMING & FURMINATOR; FUN & UNIQUE; 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Choose Belmont Pets & LaunderPet for your pets' needs...and get great customer service & FREE local delivery! We offer premium pet foods & supplies, a self-service wash, full-service grooming, the FURminator (reduces shedding up to 60% to 80%!) and the PET SPA CABIN -- a quick and easy way to wash your dog or cat for $12 to $15! Self-service wash packages start at $10 and full-service grooming is available 7 DAYS A WEEK. We are located at 3429 E. Broadway (just east of Redondo Ave.) in Long Beach. Call 562-433-3605 or visit http://www.launderpet.com for coupons & more info!
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH THE FISHES
Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) to celebrate Earth Day. Visit booths that will provide information on a variety of Earth-friendly topics. Representatives from over one dozen "green" organizations will be available to share information and answer questions about their environmentally conscientious products and services. For more information, call (562) 951-3100 or visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org.
RE: PIT BULL EXPERT
Justin, Leri Hanson (female) has many years of experience and is an American Pit Bull Terrier/AST specialists. (562) 427-CAK9. This is a link to her website. Home --- Ann
RE: PIT BULL EXPERT
The pit bull expert is Tia Maria Torres at Villalobos Rescue Center She does private training as well as giving a free 8-week pitbull training class. Also, you can get a referral from Seal Beach Animal Care Center sbacc.org as they work with a few experts.
RE: PIT BULL EXPERT
Hi, Just responding to the person looking for a Pit Bull Expert. Cesar Millan is amazing (he is also the person on the National Geographic Channel show the Dog Whisperer). We adopted our Pit Bull after he was in foster care with Cesar and have had great results. www.dogpsychologycenter.com
RE: PIT BULL EXPERTS
In Long Beach there's my friend Leri Hanson. See her website at http://www.ca-k9services.com/ . Click on "Contact" for her email address and phone number. (My favorite quote: "Pit Bulls are my life.") If for some reason you don't reach her right away, you might try Tia Maria (Torres) Cardello in Canyon Country. http://www.vrcpitbull.com/ . They have somewhat different orientations regarding the breed. Leri is a responsible breeder and an experienced professional trainer of well bred dogs, APBT's being her favorite. Tia Maria focuses on rescuing the most abused and neglected of the breed. (Needless to say, her resources are always strained to the limit and beyond; she can save only a comparative handful, while thousands are euthanized each year in L.A. County.) ---Dave Morefield
(above photo) JUSTIN AND ROSIE AT THE DOG ZONE LAST FRI. Photo: www.jimiseri.com
FACTS: NEIGHBORHOOD DOG IS SHOT WITHOUT REASON BY LONG BEACH POLICE OFFICER
Justin, The Telegram's account of the horrific dog shooting is on your site, but this is the owner's account that has the actual facts. If anyone would know how to help, it seems that it would be you. Thank you for all that you have done for LB dogs. http://auntbeep.blogspot.com/2005/03/neighborhood-dog-is-shot-without.html
VOTE BY THIS FRI.:
YOUR TOP-FOUR FAVORITE DOG-THEMED MOVIES TO SHOW AT A CANINE FILM FESTIVAL
Choose these or other favorite choices and send them to JustinRudd@... Be tuff ! The "dog days" of summer can be wuff! Shiloh; My Dog Skip; The Adventures of Milo and Otis; All Dogs Go to Heaven; Beethoven; Turner and Hooch; The Fox and The Hound; Lady and The Tramp; Lassie; Napolean; The Shaggy Dog; Benji; Scooby Doo; Air Bud; Good Boy; Best in Show; Shaggy D.A.
I have a dog I'd like to adopt out. We're moving to another state and will be traveling - would prefer to find a home for the dog rather than leave him in kennels for extended times. Picture attached. He's 11 years old - mixture of Schipperke and Corgi - 21 lbs. We'd love to talk with Monica - 562-433-5244.
PUG PLAY DAY
the first sat of the month pug owners meet at Recreation Dog Park (Long Beach) about 9:30. (it would be great if they arrived earlier to help with our monthly first-sat-of-the-month cleanup at the park). anywhere from 10 to 25 of them in the little-dog area just off the parking lot. ---Jim
KNOW ANYONE THAT CAN HELP ME GET AN LLC STARTED?
We are starting pet business. ---Diane & Linda, 562-961-3546, dstthomas@...
"A VERY INEPT GUY WHO SAID IF THE OWNERS DIDN'T COME FOR HIM, THEY COULDN'T GUARANTEE"
Hi Justin, On March 25 a very scared dog with no tags was hiding in my flower bed in my front yard. After spending the night there, I eventually coaxed him in. I have 2 friendly dogs of my own. When I called the SPCA, they sent a very inept guy who said if the owners didn't come for him, they couldn't guarantee that I could get him back. If they deemed him un adoptable, I might not even be able to adopt him and he could be put to sleep. I decided not to turn him over to the stupid dog catcher. He's very scared and traumatized by whatever he went through. But after playing with him and taking him for walks he's come out of his shell. He's so sweet and smart. He seems to have had some training.
So for the moment he's in a foster home with me. I'm a single person with 2 dogs already. I just can't handle 3 by myself. I'm putting up signs and put an ad in the press telegram. So far no calls. He's a Shepherd mix, probably under 2 years old and neutered. ---Marla Fidman
JOIN THE TEAM THAT IS WORKING
to end pet-overpopulation, end animal abuse and support laws and legislation that make abuse of animals a serious crime. By becoming a member or making a contribution you will support SNIP (Spay/Neuter Incentive Program) which saves thousands of lives and allow our Humane Educator to teach the message of kindness and compassion to children within the Long Beach School System. You can sponsor the spay/neuter of a dog for $50 or a cat for $25. www.FriendsofLongBeachAnimals.org
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MY BARK IS WORSE THAN MY (UNDER) BITE
A poem about Rosie the Bulldog by her daddy, Justin Rudd!
Rosie the Bulldog
Is here to keep guard
I'm the protector and defender
For the house and the yard.
I'll bark for a treat
I'll bark for a ball
I'm a big barkin' package
I'm plus-sized, not small.
Barking at skateboards
Barking at trucks
Barking at postmen
They all drive me nuts
I like to bark big time
When I hear a loud noise
I like to speak and growl
When I can't reach my toys.
That's what I like
That's what I do
If my water dish is empty
Boy, I'm in a stew.
The louder I bark
The more they will hear
The bigger my sound
The more they will fear
I like to be loud
I like to sound mean
But deep down inside
I'm Rosie the Queen.